Tag Archives: Italy

WORLD FOOD DAY

WORLD FOOD DAY There is no justification for children to go hungry in this country (or any country). But it’s happening every day, in every community. The USDA states that more than 11 million children in the United States live … Continue reading

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MORNING MARKET IN CAMPANIA – SOUTHERN ITALY

The Roman writer Pliny, a victim of Vesuvius, described the Campania countryside as “So blest with natural beauties and riches, it is clear that when nature formed it she took delight in accumulating all her blessings in a single spot.” … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Yesterday was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-STAR REVIEW

“The characters and story will remain with you long after you’ve read the final page.” “What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others … Continue reading

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PANSIES FOR ROSALINA

My Mom is no longer with me on this earth, but she is always in my heart. These flowers are for her. I wanted to paint bright bold colors, happy, joyful colors, not pastel, sappy colors. No leaves, no frills, no … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VENICE – BUON COMPLEANNO VENEZIA

Today Venice celebrates its 1600th birthday. “Truly such is the stupendous glory of it, that at my first entrance it did amaze or rather ravish my senses.” Thomas Coryat As soon as this pandemic is behind us, I hope to … Continue reading

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Being in “lock-down” means that we have lots of time to catch up on our reading. What better day to add to your book collection than today, WORLD BOOK DAY. Amazon is doing its weird limited time, book discount scan, … Continue reading

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“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

Certainly, one month isn’t nearly enough time to celebrate all of the amazing women who, throughout the centuries, have made significant contributions to the betterment of society around the world. However, it’s a start. 1000 thanks to FINEARTAMERICA for voting … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“A BRILLIANT READ”

“I loved every page of this well written story, and didn’t want it to end.Carla takes her late friend’s ashes to Venice where she is taking part in an art exhibition. She inadvertently becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse … Continue reading

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“BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

“Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times, and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book left … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI –

  Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. We don’t have to be Christians or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I … Continue reading

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A NEW MONTH / A NEW SEASON / A NEW 5-STAR REVIEW

“In her first book Pamela Allegretto captivated readers with sweeping frescoes of WW2 Rome imagined through her artist’s eye. In her second she switches genres to display her talents as a caricaturist in a rollicking tongue-in-cheek adventure about a hunt … Continue reading

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“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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“TALENTED WRITER, LYRICAL AND INTELLIGENT”

Susan Marie Malloy – WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am over the moon with joy. I’m delighted that you had as much fun reading the book as I had … Continue reading

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